By Jlynn Latest Reply 2008-08-10 22:05:14 -0500
Started 2008-06-20 21:56:19 -0500

Or please make this all (Diabetes) go away..K
Hi Im just gettn around to the intro. on here.Im so glad I found this "place"Ifeel alot better knowing you all cant have any goodies either(J/k) I am 35 and was diagnosed in 05' w/type 1. I remember the phone call from the E.R. it went like this, (7:30am) ME-hello,yes we need to speak w/Ms. —-? Me=Um ..o-oh kay this is her..We need to,well how r u feeling right now? Are you by yourself? Any fainting,dizziness,or?
Me; who why…um im fine..?
Well we need you to get to the E.R right away we can send an ambulance if noone can drive you..But dont drive yourself!!
Me- ah what? Well After I take a really tired..Bye bye…
I didnt get that nap,I was admitted to icu with Ketocidosis,and kidney-uti infections etc..But, what worried me=I was 2 months pregnant. My Ac was 18%sugars were +600..I was a mess..and that was one of my health problems.You see I was first an drug addict. Now some of you like many I came accrosss here those words and,thats it..If I fall just a tad out of line;"Iam High" if I loose some weight, "Im using=out-there".I suppose I a deserved that assumption, However.(short version) Come -on..It was 05' when I repeadly tried to get health Ins. so I could see a doctor..I had lost well 60lbs in a few months-My memory mind was ..oh boy..i would get lost on the way back from shopping..(in a 1 wal-mart town).. I ate constantly!!I was struggling to raise my 2 boys (W/no-one)to help,stay clean and wow..If that wasnt enough..I entered a relationship w

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DonnaAnn 2008-08-10 22:05:14 -0500 Report

hey kiddo! Yup, I felt really mad at the world when I was told I was diabetic. But, then I read and became informed. Actually, I am more healthy now! Please keep the positive side of thinking…you will always be a diabetic, but you will be healthy otherwise! No chocolate? When I get a hold of a candy bar, you would have to rip it out of my cold dead hands! it is my one indulgance that I have once a month. Need something sooner, try ALTOIDS! Two of those little goodies should do the trick!

msfemme 2008-08-10 19:57:54 -0500 Report

Hi, I was just diagnosed with type 2 about 3 weeks ago. My head is spinning with all the info out there. The PA that diagnosed me put me on Janumet twice a day and Actos once in the AM. I have some books about food and stuff but I find myself just not eating because everything I used to eat seems to have contributed to where I am today. Someone told me if I lost about 50 pounds I might could get rid of the diabetes. I feel like if I could of lost the weight before I would have lord knows I have tried. I have an appt. in Sept. with an endo doc. I have my blood tested by the nurse where I work. I went from 274 at the docs to 101 a few days ago. I am so sorry I am rambling I am all over the map with this. I like snacks not so much meals and I am not sure what I should eat. Yikes I was at the grocery store today and the peaches were calling my name. I have NEVER craved a peach or any fruit before. I just bought the dish soap I needed and left. Too many options I guess.

butterfly_8 2008-08-04 07:26:55 -0500 Report

Yes there is the sugarfree candy but you have to be careful it does not have some type of sugar cameflouged.
My nemesis is ice cream, and thank God I have found so many substitutes. So just hang in there . The people here in this group are special and their ideas and research works wonders.

optimalirish 2008-08-04 07:39:22 -0500 Report

If you are referring to sugar alcohols, they do not raise your blood sugar. You don't even have to calculate them as carbs.

optimalirish 2008-08-04 07:17:31 -0500 Report

Okay so I've been a diabetic since 1979 and I've been clean and serene since 2001. I also eat candy, but I count it as my carbs. Alot of things have changed since I was first diagnosed. It used to be that candy was only allowed for low BS. PS they make sugar-free Reese's cups.

DiabetesDiva 2008-06-30 14:55:40 -0500 Report

I burst into tears when I was diagnosed with Type 2. It sucks, but it does get easier. I have lost most of my lust for chocolate candy, but sometimes the craving is soooooooooooooo strong. Congrats to you for battling your drug addiction. In my past I had anorexia & bulimia. I have been in treatment for the last year to overcome my compulsive overeating. I've lost 30 lbs and feel better and have more energy than I did before. Hang in there, you are not alone.

Gin - 18074
Gin - 18074 2008-06-30 19:09:33 -0500 Report

Giving up candy was hard, but I love to cook and bake. It's hard watching others eat what you can't. But I'm glad my kids are cool with it. They don't ask for the junk food any more. They both eat what I do and never eat junk food in front of me. I've had trouble controlling mine too. I get reoccurring staph infections, one almost killed me. There were days I just wanted to say the heck with it and eat everything I shouldn't, But it isn't worth it. Hang in there it gets easier.

Dancehawk 2008-06-25 15:57:20 -0500 Report

Hi hun and glad you found us here,
theres a great group here very suportive, ohhh uhmmm hands you sugar free candy, it is really really yummy!
in walmart they have a section of sugarfree and I found theres to many to choose from lol!
so yes you can have!
So hpw are you doing? hpws your sugar?
have you been able to put weight back on?
I know you were having a hard time gaining.
well kiddo add us to friends

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